New Release Wednesday: Man of Sorrows by M. N. Stroh

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Would God command a devout monk to wed a shepherdess?  Ireland 940 ADOthers think young shepherdess Mara fey. No one else in her Clan hears the voices or sees mysterious visitors. But she… Continue reading

The Saddest Dollar Princess

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Many little girls dream of being princesses courtesy of fairy tales and Disney. They envision beautiful weddings, castles, and their own Prince Charming ready to give them a “happily ever after.” It might… Continue reading

New Release Wednesday: A Lady Newspaperman’s Dilemma by Eileen Joyce Donovan

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1926. A world of flappers, speakeasies, and bathtub gin. A year when Alex, a cocky college graduate, arrives at a small Montana newspaper as a cub reporter. She plans to use this job… Continue reading

Historical Fiction Déjà vu By Janis Robinson Daly

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In a recent webinar sponsored by the Historical Novel Society, author Susan Meissner advised writers of historical fiction to construct their writing with relevancy for today’s readers. By pulling upon the emotional impact… Continue reading

The Three Short Marriages of Lily Warren Price, 8th Duchess Marlborough

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This second post about the Spenser-Churchill American brides features a lesser known, but altogether just as interesting, American heiress. She did not come by her wealth or her position in the manner of… Continue reading

Tracing the Not-too-Distant Past by Marty Wingate

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The Orphans of Mersea House takes place in 1957 in Southwold, a small seaside down on the coast of Suffolk, England. I was alive in 1957 and even though I was not old… Continue reading

American Money and English Blue Blood: the Noble Family that Benefited Most

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While many titled families benefited from large injections of American cash via marriage, one ducal family outshines all others when it came to making financially fortuitous alliances. Between 1874 and 1965, five American… Continue reading

One War Three Stories – Determination, Superstition, and Sheer Luck by Rona Simmons

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After the December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, men from across America rushed to their nearest recruiting office to volunteer. It was a demonstration of their patriotism and eagerness to defend their country,… Continue reading

Enter the Buccaneers!

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Edith Wharton, the novelist and chronicler of Gilded Age manners, grew up among the elite of old New York and knew them well. She also knew the daughters of those déclassé new money… Continue reading

Exiled South by Harriet Cannon

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Researching one’s roots has become an American obsession. Who isn’t hooked on a search for exciting, even famous ancestors? But digging deeper as Lizbeth Gordon does in Exiled south while hunting answers in… Continue reading